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Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town Tours & Tickets

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Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town
One of the world’s oldest active synagogues, and the oldest in the Commonwealth, can be found in the center of the port’s spice district, Jew Town. The district is a particularly historic reminder of Fort Cochin’s multicultural heritage.
Address: Jew Town Road, Fort Cochin, India
Hours: Open Sun - Thu, 10am - noon & 3 - 5pm

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Half Day Kochi City Tour and a Kathakali Classical Dance Performance

Half Day Kochi City Tour and a Kathakali Classical Dance Performance

Enjoy the highlights of Kochi on this private half-day tour. Visit must-see attractions like the Chinese fishing nets, Jew Town, and St. Francis Church without the hassle of hailing autos, or getting hot walking around. After the tour, relax in the evening at a classical Kathakali performance, where actors wear vivid makeup and dramatic costumes and act out Hindu stories.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.00
Price varies by group size
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$201.00
Price varies by group size
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Half Day Kochi City Tour, a Kathakali Classical Dance Performance and Dinner

Half Day Kochi City Tour, a Kathakali Classical Dance Performance and Dinner

Travelers short on time in Kochi, or who just want to experience its highlights in a short time, will love this convenient half-day tour with Kathakali show and dinner. Spend the afternoon touring Kochi's highlights—such as the Chinese Fishing Nets, Jew Town, and St. Francis Church—then relax as you watch a dramatic Kathakali classical dance performance. Round off the day with a tasty dinner in a local restaurant.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$240.00
Price varies by group size
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$240.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Shore Excursion to Jewish Heritage of Kochi, India

Private Shore Excursion to Jewish Heritage of Kochi, India

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Group Tour like a private tour! We pick you up from your hotel. If you are arriving by ship to Kochi you will be met at side of the ship with pager board of Your Name. The tours are customized to suit the arrival and departure schedule of your ship to ensure you have a worry free Shore Excursion. Comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching experience., We offer a tour to visit the ancient Jewish Heritage in Kochi ( India) It explores the sites of Jewish settlements of Kochi, Muziris aka Kodungallur, Paravoor, Chendamangalam. The tour involves a morning drive to the above villages which give you opportunity to find life of people civilized with great sense of hospitality. The tour visits preserved synagogues at above places which were ancient Jewish Settlements.in India. A lunch break in a beach restaurant and a drive to the modern city of Kochi to visit a synagogue of the Ethiopian Jews which is preserved by the present warden is added attraction of this tour..
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
Price varies by group size
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$70.00
Price varies by group size

Private Guided Kochi Tuk tuk Tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Private Guided Kochi Tuk tuk Tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

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Explore the best of Kochi on a private tuk-tuk tour. Discover the city’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish synagogue and learn about the history of Kochi from your tour guide. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and is a great way to explore the city like a local as you ride in the back of a tuk-tuk.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Private Tuk Tuk Tours in Kochi with Hotel Pickup

Private Tuk Tuk Tours in Kochi with Hotel Pickup

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Benefit from personalized attention and a fully customizable itinerary on this private tour of Kochi and Mattanchery in a tuk-tuk (auto-rickshaw). Ride through the streets like a local, listening to commentary on Kochi's history and culture from your driver-guide. Visit highlights such as the Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch Palace, the Jain temple, and St. Francis church. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00
Price varies by group size

KOCHI Tuk-tuk tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

KOCHI Tuk-tuk tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

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Our Tuk-Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalised tours in and around Fort Kochi. Our tours are tailored to suit your needs, whether you would like to visit all the famous tourist sites or explore local eateries or shop for souvenirs to take back home with you. This tour is the one we recommend for the guests from the Cruise Ships. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.39
From
$15.39

A Heritage walking tour in Fort kochi and Mattancherry with a local guide !

A Heritage walking tour in Fort kochi and Mattancherry with a local guide !

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Explore the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry areas on a walking tour with a local host. See a few of Kochi’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, Old Hindu Temple, and the Jewish synagogue. Learn about the history of the area and the many cultures who came through Kochi’s ports over the years as you explore on foot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.00
Price varies by group size
From
$22.00
Price varies by group size

Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Cochin - A Local Experience by Khidma Tourism

Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Cochin - A Local Experience by Khidma Tourism

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You can experience a local Tuk Tuk tour to discover the treditional landmarks of Kochi which includes ancient Chinese fishing nets, the historical European settlements like Vasco de gama church and dutch cemetery, the Dutch palace, a museum under ASI, and walk through Jewish street towards Jewish synagogue and also experience the life of local people. We arrange pick up from Any hotels in Fort Cochin Areas. You can fill hotel details at the time of booking. There is Separate package for travelers coming by ships.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.39
Price varies by group size
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$15.39
Price varies by group size

Fortkochi Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Fortkochi Private Tuk Tuk Tour

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Our Tuk-Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalised tours in and around Fort Kochi. Our tours are tailored to suit your needs, whether you would like to visit all the famous tourist sites or explore local eateries or shop for souvenirs to take back home with you. This tour is only for the hotels situated in Fortkochi, Mattancherry and Ernakulam. For pickup from the cruise terminal or Cochin port, please use the other option of booking KOCHI Tuk-tuk Tours with Pickup from the Cruise Ships.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.31
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$12.31

Highlights of Kochi - Half Day Guided Tour

Highlights of Kochi - Half Day Guided Tour

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Get a chance to explore highlights of Kochi, a major port city in Kerala. The biggest city in the state is a must-visit to discover the history of India of colonial times. Chinese Fishing Net, origin unclear, but said to be bought by a Chinese explorer Zheng He, is one of the major attractions. Dig in the history of Kochi by grabbing this opportunity to discover Fort Kochi Beach, Bastion Bungalow, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, and much more accompanied by a marine drive. This guided tour for four hours and thirty minutes will leave you with memories you will cherish for years. The comfortable cars will help you reach all the places and allow you to have a seamless experience. Morning Tour: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Afternoon Tour: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00
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Best of kochi ! A private tour in kochi with a local guide !

Best of kochi ! A private tour in kochi with a local guide !

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Travel with a local ,Is the best way of seeing things. During the tour , you will be with a local guide from the same city, which will make your day an experience rather than a tour. Know the history ,life and cultures of the old city where more than 30 communities live together in peace and harmony.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Fort Kochi

Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Fort Kochi

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Our unique private Tuk-tuk tour of Fort Kochi is tailored to suit all your needs. You can explore all the historical Sightseeing attractions, explore local culture, taste local food and shopping....
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.84
From
$11.84

Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

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Experience your private Tuk-Tuk tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up from the cruise ship and timely Drop off to the cruise terminal. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders. During this tour, you will travel in tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making, inscents making etc) to experience the life of local people. This tour includes monument entrance fees.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.33
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$15.33

Jew Town Walk Kochi

Jew Town Walk Kochi

Capture the hues of the Jews town in the city; it’s winding streets, ancient buildings, markets, houses, forts and friendly local people who make it all so colourful and vibrant. We don't want to spill the beans and kill the excitement, Interesting combination of places on this tour, to help you experience the Jews aspects of Kochi, some of that you would easily miss if you are exploring the city on our own.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.26
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$12.26
Taking safety measures

Jewish Town Exploration in Kochi - Guided Walking Tour

Jewish Town Exploration in Kochi - Guided Walking Tour

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Capture the hues of the Jews town in the city; it’s winding streets, ancient buildings, markets, houses, forts and friendly local people who make it all so colourful and vibrant. This tour takes you to the unique Jewish town of Kochin. An experienced guide cum storyteller will be with you. He will let you know about the history of this town and Kochi. You will witness some amazing ancient buildings, markets, homes, streets, and cheerful people. Some of the attractions included in this tour are St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church and Latin Church, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Cemetery, Jew Town, Spice Market, handicraft market, Folklore Museum, and Jewish Synagogue. Don't miss this incredible tour to this raffish Jewish town in Kochi. Starting Point: St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church End Point: Jewish Synagogue Morning Tour: 9 AM to 11 AM Evening Tour: 5 PM to 7 PM
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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$12.00

Kochi Shore excursion for cruise passengers with a local guide and Tuk Tuk ride

Kochi Shore excursion for cruise passengers with a local guide and Tuk Tuk ride

Benefit of a private local guide from the same old city of kochi and also a fun ride in Tuk tuk through the local streets. Your guide will meet you at Cochin port and guide your team towards the oldest part of kochi called Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, because of her rich spice history kochi was attracted by most of the foreign traders.Kochi was the first european colonies for Portuguese in the colonial India from the year 1500-1663, followed by Dutch and later by the British. During your tour in Fort kochi and mattancherry we will discover the traditional landmarks of Kochi,like Chinese fishing nets, Vasco de gama church and also the Dutch palace, a museum under Archeology and later walks through the Jewish street towards Jewish synagogue. Along with the historical places,you will also visit some other places like Dhobhi (local laundry), Spice ware houses etc to discover the life of the local people in the old kochi city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size

Jewish Heritage Tour: Cranganore and Fort Kochi

Jewish Heritage Tour: Cranganore and Fort Kochi

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Explore the rich Jewish heritage of the Cochin area, with a knowledgeable guide. We will visit the old settlements of the Malabar Jews, with their beautifully restored synagogues, as well as the settlements of the Paradesi Jews in Cochin. Based on Indian building traditions, but influenced by visiting traders and imperialists over the centuries, the old synagogues at Chennamangalam and Paravur are wonderful examples of Keralan vernacular architecture. In Fort Kochi, we will visit the ‘Jew Town’ area, where the Cochin raja gave the Jews land to build their homes and trading houses. We will visit the Paradesi synagogue, known for its hand-painted tiles and its quaint old chandeliers. This is a custom tour, so if time permits, you can also see other sites in Fort Kochi, such as the Matanchery Palace (Dutch Palace) and St Francis Church. We do not guarantee that time will be available, as it is difficult to accurately predict drive times and how much time you will spend at each site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour & Sightseeing with a Local Driver

Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour & Sightseeing with a Local Driver

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Explore Kochi by the iconic tuk tuk with the help of a local expert for sightseeing as a driver. Visit the top 10 places in Kochi like Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace,Church of Saint Francis ,Chinese Fishing Nets ,Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ,Dutch Cemetery ,Fort Kochi Beach ,Jain Temple ,Cochin Spice Market ,Mattancherry Palace and Paradesi Synagogue in addition to local shopping at your favorite places. This tour is fully customisable as per the requirements of the customer
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.42
From
$17.42

Group Tour for half day with hotel or port pickup and drop-Off

Group Tour for half day with hotel or port pickup and drop-Off

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See the best of Cochin with your own personal guide on this private half-day tour, with hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off. Traveling between sites by private air-conditioned vehicle, hop out to explore the lanes of Fort Kochi, viewing must-sees like St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Cathedral. Plus, admire the famous Chinese fishing nets and visit the old Jewish quarter of Mattancherry, with its spice market and Paradesi Synagogue. Entrance fees included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
Price varies by group size
From
$30.00
Price varies by group size

Full Day Private Kochi (Cochin) Shore Excursion

Full Day Private Kochi (Cochin) Shore Excursion

Explore the landmarks and heritage of Cochin (Kochi) on a full-day tour with your own private guide. Highlights includes a visit to the Dutch Palace, the Paradesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, the Chinese fishing nets, and take a walking tour in Fort Cochin.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.00
From
$72.00
Taking safety measures

Cochin Heritage Tour

Cochin Heritage Tour

You will be received by our representative and private guide and taken to Old Cochin. Cochin heritage tour starts with Dutch Palace(closed on Fridays). Though Built by Portuguese in 1555, it is known as Dutch Palace. The main glory of the Dutch Palace is the art form of Hindu Temple. Dutch Cemetery was built in the year 1724 and the oldest cemetery in India. Nearby Bishop House we find out Indo- Portuguese Museum. Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday noon and Saturday) another historic attraction of Cochin heritage tour. A number of Copper plates described in Hebrew script are maintained here. The next capture point is St.Francis Church built by Portuguese in 1510. Vasco-da-Gama was buried here and later 14 years his remains were taken to Portugal. Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is nearby and it’s also by Portuguese in the year 1505 The Chinese Fishing nets are another famous spot in Fort Cochin. (Minimum 2 persons required. This offer is not valid between December 15 to January 10)
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29
Price varies by group size

Cochin Private guided Tuk Tuk tours with pick up from cruise ships

Cochin Private guided Tuk Tuk tours with pick up from cruise ships

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During this Private Guided tour in kochi , you will be provided quaranteed pick up from the cruise terminal and drop off. You will Experience various Historical Landmarks of kochi in an airconditioned van or cab with a professional guide. The main highlight of this tour is Ride on a Tuk Tuk (Auto Rickshaw) through the local streets experiencing the life of local people in Dhobhi( Laundry), Pappadam making, bazar markets, spice / ginger warehouses, Hindu temples , local shopping areas etc. The other main places visited during your tour with local guide are : (1) Fortkochi where you will find old colonial buildings,traditional fishing nets, St Francis church ( first european church in India), Santa cruz Basilica church,Chinese fishing Nets, Dutch cemetery etc. (2) Mattancherry, where Royal Family of cochin Kingdom and Jewish community were living , Dutch palace, a museum under Archeology and the historical Jewish quarters and the only functioning Jewish synagogue (Pardesi Synagogue).
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
Price varies by group size
From
$99.00
Price varies by group size

Highlights of Cochin Group Tour by Local Ferry ,Tuc-Tuc ,Local Bus and Foot .

Highlights of Cochin Group Tour by Local Ferry ,Tuc-Tuc ,Local Bus and Foot .

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This Group shore excursion is the perfect way to make the most of your time in Kochi. Tour the incredible sites on a four-hour journey by Local Ferry ,Local Bus ,Tuc -Tuc and foot , to visit the Chinese Nets ,Santa Cruz Basilica ,St Francis Church ,Jew Town ,Jewish Paradesi Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace ,Spice Market ,Dhobi Khana (local laundry) etc . You'll learn about local life from your professional guide and explore the best this incredible Southern Indian city has to offer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Cochin sightseeing with monuments entrances by Minivan, Car

Cochin sightseeing with monuments entrances by Minivan, Car

Cochin one of South India’s most interesting towns, still largely comprises low rise, picturesque buildings. Visit Mattanchery Palace, built by the Portuguese (1557) as a gift for the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights, it was largely rebuilt by the new occupants, the Dutch. Further visit Jewish Synagogue adjacent to the Palace. This gem of a synagogue dating from 1568 (rebuilt in 1662) at the heart of what is called locally Jew Town, now a fascinating mixture of shops (some selling antiques), warehouses and spice auction rooms. Later on drive to Fort Kochi beach area to visit St. Francis Church originally dedicated to Santo Antonio, the patron saint of Portugal, St. Francis Church is the first to reflect the new, European influenced tradition. Vasco da Gama died on the site in 1524 and was originally buried in the cemetery. Fourteen years later his body was removed to Portugal. Our final visit will be to huge Chinese Fishing Nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.47
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$98.47
Price varies by group size

Adventure,Culture and Life of kochi with a local and free hotel Pickup !!

Adventure,Culture and Life of kochi with a local and free hotel Pickup !!

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Discover historic Kochi on a private tour with an English-speaking guide. As the center of spice trade in 16th century India, Kochi was one of the first European colonies in India. View the European influence on Kochi’s historic buildings, and see landmarks like Vasco de Gama Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish synagogue. Enjoy round-trip transport in an air-conditioned van.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
Price varies by group size
From
$29.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Kochi Private Walking Tour with Guide

Half-Day Kochi Private Walking Tour with Guide

Explore the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry areas on a walking tour with a local guide. See a few of Kochi’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, Old Hindu Temple, and the Jewish synagogue. Learn about the history of the area and the many cultures who came through Kochi’s ports over the years as you explore on foot.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.00
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$21.00

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What are Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town hours of operation?
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Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town hours of operation: Open Sun - Thu, 10am - noon & 3 - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 85 Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town costs USD 201.00. Guided Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town tours start around USD 201.00 per person. See all 85 Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town tickets and tours on Viator.
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